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Belle: Every few weeks, my sisters and I would drop by Ashfield on our way home from uni for some Xiao Long Baos. But since graduating last year, our tradition of dumpling sessions haven’t been on the agenda. New Shanghai is one of our favourite spot. So when Alana from Wasamedia invited myself and some fellow food bloggers to try out the new menu at the Chatswood Chase store, it was an immediate ‘yes’ from me.

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Upon arrival, it was recommended that we ordered a drink from the new drinks menu. The Fresh pineapple with coconut milk ($6.8) struck a chord with me. It was refreshing and had just enough ice to be easy to drink and not to give you a brain freeze. I would order this again any day.

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The night started off with an array of classics from their menu.

New Shanghai pan fried pork bun (8pcs) ($10.5). One of my favourite classic dishes from New Shanghai.

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New Shanghai Xiao Long Bao – steamed mini pork bun (8pcs) ($7.8).

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Prawn wonton tossed with peanut butter, red chili oil & spice (10pcs) ($11.5). I enjoyed the combination of peanut butter in this dish.

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Pan fried pork dumpling (8pcs) ($9.9).
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Steamed pork belly bun (2pcs) ($6). The bun was fluffy and it had the right amount of hoi sin sauce to bread ratio.

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Braised tofu and mushroom in sweet soy sauce ($16.8).

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Stir fried clam with ginger and shallot ($15.8).IMG_1135

Sautéed sliced ling fish in red wine sauce ($19.8).IMG_1137

Salt & pepper soft shell crab ($29.8).

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King prawn with vermicelli in ginger and shallot in hot pot ($23.8).

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Salt and pepper school prawn ($17.8).

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Braised tofu with seafood in hot pot ($22.8).

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Rainbow beef (deep fried shredded beef tossed with sweet & sour sauce) ($17.8). This dish was accompanied with their plain steamed buns and it went down a treat.
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Fried rice with X.O. sauce ($11.9).
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And if that wasn’t enough food, the night was topped up with the Fresh mango/strawberry shaved ice ($10.8). The serving was generous and enough to feed three to four people. As full as I was at this point, it was the right dish to cap off the feast.

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New Shanghai is a restaurant that I always find myself returning to. And with four stores located in Sydney, it makes it even easier to find a great place for a good dumpling session.

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New Shanghai Chinese Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Shop B-038, Chatswood Chase
Chatswood, NSW 2067

(02) 9412 3358

www.newshanghai.com.au

Disclaimer: The Lamstock was invited by Wasamedia and dined as a guest of New Shanghai. Opinions are however, our own.

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